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SystemsClearQuest  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionRational ClearQuest is an application lifecycle management (ALM) software.Project planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.
CategoryIssue ManagementProject Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 18.41
Rank #38
Score 896.67
Rank #3
DeveloperIBMMicrosoft
Websiteibm.com/­products/­rational-clearquestmicrosoft.com/­microsoft-365/­project/­project-management-software
Technical documentationibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSSH5A
Social network pages
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Initial release19971984
LicenseCommercialCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Web-based architecturenoinfoweb interface is availableyesinfoProject Online
Programming languageJava
Operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Windows
Mobile appsnonoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files exist
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoCOM library for VBScript and Visual Basic, and Perl package.yes
Multi-useryesyesinfoProject Online
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Active DirectoryinfoProject Online
NotificationsEmailEmailinfoProject Online
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyes
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyes
Task dependenciesinfoDependencies between tasks are logical relationships that restrict the sequence of task executions, e.g. one task must be completed before another task can startyes
Critical path managementinfoThe critical path method calculates the set of tasks that cannot be delayed without increasing the project's duration, taking into account task dependenciesyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-on
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueyes
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule yes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesyes
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyes
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsno
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsno
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyes
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes

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